Following are excerpts from a speech by Syrian cleric Sheik Kuraym Rajeh, which aired on Al-Jazeera TV on May 14, 2006.
Sheik Kuraym Rajeh: Hamas won [the elections], with Syria standing by it - in front of it, behind it, to its right, and to its left, and Bush can explode... Bush can explode, and all of Britain can explode, along with all its supporters from among the Jews.
The Jews must know that they will definitely be defeated. The hypocrites should also know... The leaders who tremble and fear for their thrones must also know that these thrones will not help them. These thrones will not spare them anything. This hollow drum will be to no avail on the day the real drum - the drum of Jihad - is beaten.
This nation must devour these hypocrites and trample them underfoot.